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on the u.s. consulate in libya. panetta defended the u.s. military's response to the attack that killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. he told the committee there were no specific signs of an imminent attack on that building. >> i firmly believe that the department of defense and the u.s. armed forces did all we could do in the response to the attacks in benghazi. we employed every asset -- >> he also said it would have taken at least nine hours to deploy u.s. gun ships or fighter jets to the area. the government is still looking for those responsible for that attack. >>> meanwhile secretary panetta is criticizing budget cuts that forced the department of defense to cut the number of aircraft carriers it has in the persian gulf region from two to one. planned for the uss harry s truman have been cancelled, he says a reduced military presence around the world effects the ability of the u.s. to respond quickly to a crisis. >>> the pentagon has not yet commented on iran's broadcast of video it claims was extracted from a cia spy drone captured in 2011. the footage was
recovered the body of a hiker who fell to his death. >> our investigation into why the u.s. postal service is spending $2 million on a conference in san francisco at a time when they are also cutting back on service. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 p.m. >> good evening. i am frank somerville. >> and i am julie haener. an hour ago crews in the south bay recovered the body of a hiker who fell 100 feet off of a cliff at a popular park. ktvu's robert handa is in san jose and tells us what authorities are trying to find out. >> reporter: right now the medical examiner is trying to answer some of the questions raised by the death of a hiker here at this san jose park. the body was retrieved over an hour ago after a long painstaking process. >>> the view from -- rock park had to spend so much time and effort. search and rescue lifted the man's body at the north falls. >> the only way sut outis -- out is in the creek bed. it is slippery and wet and treacherous. >> investigators say the victim is believed to be a man reported missing on satur
to the desk. >>> we have breaking news, the u.s. postal service says they plan to stop servicing mail on saturdays beginning in august. coming up, the one part of the postal service that remains a strong point and will not have cut backs. >>> and in rural sonoma county investigators are still at the scene of a triple homicide. they found the bodies of three men, this is not far from highway 16. claudine wong is there outside the home, what are investigators saying, claudine? >> reporter: it has been a long night out here and they are still trying to get to the bottom of this. there are a couple of homes through here and then you have this single entrance and you can see the crime scene tape and you can see at least one or two sheriff's deputies cars and past them you see the home where this discovery was made yesterday afternoon. there is a lot we don't know at this hour, we could know yesterday afternoon between 3:00 and 4:00 sheriff's deputies got a call because there was a man who could not get ahold of his brother, he had been trying for hours and could not get ahold of him. thre
old when brought to camp pendelton in 1975. he has since became a u.s. marine in hopes he will one day go home to help liberate his country. >> being a marine is the first -- i was hoping i could go back to vietnam in battle one day. >> do you miss vietnam? >> yes i do. >> reporter: why? >> my childhood over there. because i spent 10 years of my childhood there. and it was a lot of fun. >> reporter: debra shaw reporting in san diego. >>> still to come on a second look -- >> we had no idea that it would end up like this we didn't know where they were going. who was going to adopt them. >> reporter: rescued from vietnam at the end of the war and adopted in america and other countries. 30 years later they return to the land of their birth. >>> and a bay area reporter remembers the day saigon fell and what it took for him to get out safely. >>> tonight on a second look we revisit the vietnam war and the fall out for those who were there when saigon fell to communist forces from new york. among them dozens of children who became part of a frantic baby lift to get them out of vietnam and to
a contingent of military prisoners. also a u.s. army prison and by all accounts a nasty one at that. >> after the years of the civil war this room was converted from a gun room into jail cells for military prisoners. 14 wooden wall cells were in this space. back in here, this room which was an access into some rifle slots was converted into a solitary confinement cells. there were nine in this space. vertical. the men would have to stand inside these cells, it was just enough room for their knees to hit the door. >>> it's hard to imagine today that these idealing places on the bay giving so much to us visually and historically were once known as part of the triangle of death. the precidio was home to soldiers fighting on horse back. marching to ships waiting to carry them to war a vast ocean away. soldiers had faces of resignation, resolve and duty. they planted trees here, thousands of them 100 years ago. they turned barren sand duned into a city. they built elegant homes for their military personnel. complete with picket fences and neatly layed out boardwalks. that was then, this is now. bu
climate change rally in u.s. history. that rally in the nation's capital was one of many protests held tonight including a large demonstration in san francisco. ken pritchett was there and tells us what is being demanded of president obama. >> organizers say about 5,000 people marched on market street they marked against fracking in california. but this rally is support of a much bigger event in washington, d.c. sponsored by the sierra group aim -lted at the president. >> if you're serious about curving emissions you need to say no to the houston pipeline. >> reporter: build this pine line out of canada and the angered environmentalists. >> we've seen positive indications from the administration but we've also seen you know some indication that we would continue to explore our natural places for fossil fuel exploitation. >> reporter: in his state of the union address. the president said that he would take executive action to curve climate change if necessary but was quiet about the pipeline. >> we're going to pull our dollars out of the companies. >> reporter: john avalos is asking to
in the next few hours. >>> on the hot seat, the latest grilling over the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. the response from the secretary of defense when he was accused of being unprepared. >> and things get heated during the head of the next head of the cia. the reason protesters disrupted it multiple times. >>> the green light capital filed a lawsuit against apple. green light owned apple stock since 2010 and wants the company to share more capital. they have been trying to get them to create a new class of preferred stock. apple began baying a divend last year. >>> the committee put another top government official on the hot seat over the deadly attacks on the u.s. consulate in libya. >> what is clear the united states is unprepared for what occurred in benghazi. >> i believe the department of defense and the armed forces did all we could do in the response to the attacks. >> u.s. defense secretary leon panetta insisted the government employed every asset to respond to the september 11 attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. cocoa krispies and three other -- cocoa krispies and -- chris
the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. senators want to question leon panetta about the attack in benghazi libya and there is a lot of questions about the lack of security at the consulate. four americans were killed including ambassador chris stevens. >>> around the world they are blood casting what a -- broadcasting what appears to be u.s. spy drones and they claim they have decoded the spy drones. >> reporter: i just got off the phone with the department of defense. the person who can speak to me about it will not be there for another 45 minutes. it shows an aerial view of the city, possibly a u.s. drone base in afghanistan. iran is using this as a way to spy on middle eastern countries that want to be left alone. this all comes as the senate intelligence committee will receive a classified document on how u.s. drones can be used. some are angry saying they targeted americans overseas without congressional oversight. reports show two americans were killed in 2011 were working for al qaeda and they are releasing that memo today after they spent months pushing for it. senator
on the stocks coming up. >>> cyber attacks by the chinese military. what they are after here in the u.s.? >>> a possible motive for the school shooting in newtown, connecticut, the shooting rampage, the gunman was trying to top. [ male announcer ] you think you know me. i'm just warm weather and beaches. but i'm so much more. i'm movie sets and studio tours. i'm family, museums, and world-class art. and that's the point. you'll see things here that you never expected. ♪ only be warned: there's so much to take in... it could leave your head spinning. los angeles. endlessly entertaining. plan your getaway at discoverlosangeles.com >>> we're getting some rain picking through. it's picking up. things are beginning to move in. this will give us very low snow levels. possibility of thunderstorms later today. >>> 7:14. new this mornings, al-jazeera is announcing a major -- morning, al-jazeera is announcing a major expansion to become a full-fledged cable u.s. network. we're learning that san francisco will be one of eight cities across the country where al-jazeera america will have bureaus.
not comply with its court-ordered reform. >> the u.s. and turkish governments gave different reports about who is responsible for a suicide bombing outside of the u.s. embassy. >> we do not know who is responsible or the motivations behind the attack. the attack itself is clearly an act of terror. >> however, the turkish government says the bomber was this man, a member of an outlawed group called the revolutionary people's liberation party front. it might have been in response to the arrest of some of its members. the blast killed the bomber and a turkish security guard. >> reporter: and early-morning fire here in oakland damages cars and trees and knocked out power to dozens of residents. we'll tell you why firefighters think it's suspicious. >>> warmer temperatures now. but what's in store for your weekend? rosemary orozco will be there for you. >>> students decked out in red and gold and we'll take you to colin kaepernick's alma mater. &c&c1 &c&c1 ds biscuits. delicious. but say i press a few out flat... add some beef sloppy joe sauce... and cheese fold it all up and boom! i just made
and we will give you an update. >>> and it came from the u.s. postal service, it affects everybody directly who gets mail. >>> and in sonoma county, police are on the scene of a deadly shooting. >>> and ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, thank you for joining us this wednesday morning, february 6th, i am pam cook. >> and let's check weather and traffic, steve is right here and he said you better check where your umbrella is. >> it is noticeably colder and there is some patchy fog and after this burns off it will be the wrong graphic. >> well, he just asked me when is the last time it rained and i was going to tell him, the 23rd of january. highs today will be in the 50s, here is sal. >> traffic does look good as you drive through, it is a nice looking drive -- i think my microphone fell off -- and traffic is moving well, let's go back to the desk. >>> all right, sal, we will pick it up from there, time now 6:01, we are following a developing story this one is coming in f
attacks on more u.s. companies to a secret unit of chinese military. coming up, china is responding to the accusation. >>> time now 6:07. the commute will be strange, we have a brand-new crash, where is it? >> northbound 880, this crash is on the off ramp of union city, right there, it is underneath the union city sign if you are looking at the map, westbound san mateo dumbarton, if you are driving on 880 you might see that crash and it's a little bit wet, let's go to the bay bridge toll plaza, nothing heavy just a couple of drops on our camera and that's all it takes. metering lease went on earlier than they usually do and we have a 10 minute drive time at the plaza. it does look good downtown, 6:08 let's go to steve. >>> well, our system is beginning to move in, another nice e-mail from a friend of mine in venetia, she said oh, my gosh it is so cold i am not getting out of bed and if you think it's cold, wait until later today. we have already had some rain and we also had a winter weather advisory and in mendocino some rain is turning to snow and the bullseye will be the santa cr
. the u.s. coast guard is searching for two adults and two children that are missing off the coast of the san mateo county. tara. >> reporter: with each passing minute, the chances of the coast guard finding these people alive obviously diminishes. the temperature of the water where they believe they are is in the low 50s. if we take a look at the map we can zero in on where they were last seen. it was 50 miles southwest of santa cruz. a fleet of boats, helicopters and air national guard are scouring the water including two children under the age of eight. they called in arting their boat was taking on water. they did not have any life rafts or survival suits on board. within an hour they abandoned their boat and trying to make a raft from a cooler and life preserver ring. that was the last time officials heard from them. their craft ran into strong winds and rough seas and warnings had been out all weekend. we don't know the identity of those in the lost parties where they started their trip or where they were headed but we will keep you updated on search efforts. live from coast
next week. >>> a suicide bombing at the u.s. embassy in turkey this morning. what the state department is saying about the attack on what's already a pretty intense day for the department. >>> also, the city of oakland unveils a new i.d. card today. why critics say it could drain some bank accounts. at the sa. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible. when you bundle tv and internet. >>> 7:13. we're continuing to follow the developing news this morning out of turkey. that's where a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device right outside the u.s. embassy, killing himself and an embassy guard. kyla campbell is in our washington, d.c. newsroom with what we're hearing about who may be behind this attack. kyla? >> reporter: turkey's interior minister now says the suicide bomber is most likely connect
the fire on the carnival cruise ship triumph. yesterday, the u.s. coast guard said the fire started in front of a generator in the main engine crime. that fire left the cruise liner without power for five days with 4200 people on board. investigators say it could take up to a year to determine what exactly caused the fire. despite that initial report from the coast guard, congress says it still wants answers into the cruise ship disaster. hours after the triumph was towed to alabama, senator jay rockefeller september a letter to the -- sent a letter to the coast guard, demanding a review of the incident and similar incidents in the last six years. the senator says there might be a larger safety issue that needs to be reviewed involving large passenger vehicles. >>> and when congress returns next week, they will only have four days for the sequester. coming up, the automatic budget cuts here for california. >>> why facebook's tax bill is zero. in fact, the social media giant will get a huge refund. >>> and what russian scientists are finding after friday's meteor explosion and the ne
will have more coming up. stay tuned. w >>> the u.s. postal service makes a drastic move to save money. we'll have live coverage of the news conference about to get underway. >> reporter: an investigation into a triple homicide here in sonoma county moves into the second day. coming up we'll show you where all of this happened and we'll tell you what police are saying. >>> the police released the last known photos of that teenaged girl found dead in a bay area park. new information is about to be leased. >>> police in palo alto are sitching for a man wanted -- searching for a man wanted for a frightening crime. "mornings on 2" starts now. >>> well, good morning. i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's wednesday, february 6th. >>> we begin with continuing coverage of a deadly crime in rural west sonoma county. sheriff deputies are still on the scene of a triple homicide. officers found the bodies of three men inside a small home in forestville. ktvu's claudine wong joins us live from outside of the home to let us know what sheriff deputies reveal. it's not much, is it, claudine? >> repor
currently living in the u.s. illegally. >> but the best place to begin i think is with the children. let's go ahead and get that underour belt, put a win on the board and so we can promise a better life for those kids who are here due to no fault of their own. >> candor's support for children is a change for him. he opposed the dream act back in 2010. >>> today is the 3rd day of festivities in carnival. it's estimated 5 million people take part in the 4 day festival. the festival is a huge boost for is the city. organizers say it will generate $600 million for if community. celebration turns to tragedy in new orleans. the latest on the shooting. >>> several people were killed during one of the world's largest religious gatherings. >> we're changing come mand but today is not about change. >>> and the u.s. a new u.s. commander takes charge in afghanistan, who he is and the biggest challenges he faces. hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios ...and now... you
that 34,000 u.s. troops will be home from afghanistan a year from today. right now, there are 60,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan. all combat troops are supposed to leave afghanistan by the end of 2014. that's when the u.s.-led international forces are scheduled to hand over the country's security to afghan forces. the white house says other topics he will talk about include immigration reform, reducing gun violence and investing in education. but his major focus is expected to be on the economy and creating jobs. >> the core emphasis that he's always placed on -- in these big speeches remains the same and will remain the same which is the need to make the economy work for the middle class because the middle class is the engine that drives this country forward. >> following the state of the union address, the president travels to three different communities discussing the proposals he unveils in the speech. the president will go to asheville, north carolina on thursday, atlanta on thursday and then chicago on friday. >>> the republican response will be delivered by marco rube pea yo, immed
off with golf. the four day conference draws 4,000 people and 400 of them will be staffers of the u.s. postal service. including the postmaster general. documents show the travel, $220,000, and others will cost $2.2 million. the hotels, $300 a night before the government discount. documents show beyond the meetings and golf there will be music, entertainment and a banquet featuring the foods of fisherman's wharf and china town. one group says they shouldn't do this. >> they need to be concerned and maybe be concerned about rationing back some of their activities. >> the post office said the conference in san francisco will make money by creating future business and new sales lead. the postal service said they would have to pay for golfing and will shoulder other costs. >> reporter: organizers said it is designed to educate businesses about the services and products that are offered by the u.s. postal service. they earn $73,000 for every dollar they spent to send employees to a similar conference last year. eric rasmussen, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> san francisco's bomb squad shut down
for mobile.com. >>> the hour of cable television announces a network expansion here in the u.s. and we will tell you how network television fits into al jazeer's plans. >>> good morning, northbound 101 san francisco that traffic looks good approaching the 880 split, we will tell you more about the morning commute. . >>> welcome back, al jazeer is announcing to become a full- fledged cable channel here in the u.s. the san francisco current based television, we are now learning san francisco will be one of eight cities where al jazeer america will have headquarters. the focus of al jazeer's programming will be international news. >>> the shooting in the newtown connecticut massacre was trying top a shooting in norway. the gunman saw himself competing with the norway shooter who killed 77 people and they called that speculation. he killed 20 children and 6 adults back in september and a final report is expected on that new this summer. >>> a virus may spread here to the u.s. and know cases of this virus have been reported in the middle east and it was also detected in the united kingdom.
interest. >>> a former ship pilot who crashed the cosco busan is suing to get his license back. the u.s. coast guard has refused to renew his license and the lawsuit includes him. the license would allow him to work as a captain or first mate but not as a guide for other captains. the cosco busan incident spilled more than 50,000 gallons of oil into the san francisco bay. >>> the pentagon announced a groundbreaking decision this morning extending some military benefits to same-sex partners. the move comes about a year and a half after the u.s. military ended its don't ask/don't tell policy. in the statement leon panetta said the military would no longer provide some benefits to heterosexual couples while denaying them to same-sex couples in the -- denying them to same-sex couples in the military. the change does not extend some housing benefits because the pentagon says the issue requires more review. >>> people in parts of the northeast are still digging out and trying to get back to their normal routines today in the aftermath of the weekend's big nor'easter. the storm dropped up to t
's state of the union address, president obama is expected to announce he's bringing some u.s. troops  home. according to a source close to the president, mr. obama will announce, the return of 34,000 u.s. troops from afghanistan. they are expected to come home in exactly one year marking the next phase of the president's plan to end the war in afghanistan by 2014. the president is also expected to talk about immigration reform, reducing gun violence and job creation. >> the president's principal preokay pation since he ran for office has been what we need to do to make our economy work for the middle class. >> marco rubio will deliver his address after president obama's. it will be in english and spanish. you can watch the state of the un yin address right here on -- union address right here starting at 6:00. then at 7:30, we'll break down the president's speech with randy shandobil. >>> earlier, france's lower house of parliament approved the bill to legalize gay marriage and allow same-sex couples to adopt children. the bill pushed by the country's socialists now goes to the senat
. >>> hello. i am frank somerville. >> and i am julie haener. the u.s. navy joined the search for a man, woman and two children still missing at sea tonight. developing news. ktvu's jade hernandez is live where she has been with officials monitoring the search all day. jade? >> reporter: this has been a long and difficult search for the first time today as we heard earlier we heard part of the distress call from one of the family members and the coast guard is hoping someone recognizes the voice because they don't know who the family is or where they came from. >> coast guard, coast guard, we are abandoning ship. >> reporter: joining us live, petty officer, you have been with us, talk to us about the information you were able to get from that family member. >> that's right, the radio transmission was weak and broken. so we had to piece together what we could. there were a husband, wife and two young children under 8. one of them was the sun of the operator -- son of the operator and the other was the cousin. >> reporter: initially you thought they were 65 miles off. >> we are searching towards
security janet napolitano is in san diego to highlight improvements in border security between u.s. and mexico and secretary of homeland security janet napolitano said the number of people attempting to cross is at a 40 year low. a senate proposal requires it to be tested before it could take affect. >>> happening right now in florida, the man accused of killing trayvon martin is in a courtroom. we are live in the courtroom, there are the pictures, george zimmerman, the suspect is facing second-degree murder charges for the death of trayvon martin. his lawyers are asking for a delay in the trial which is scheduled for june 10th. today by the way also would have been ayvon martin's 18th birthday. the prayer vigil was held a little while ago in his memory and later they have an event called banning together for peace against violence and they are asking for a trial delay in the shooting death of trayvon martin which is happening now in florida and we wanted to take you there live, we will keep you posted on what happens. >>> back here at home, a debate over medical marijuana is heati
and jackson wife is charged with filing false tax returns. >>> they are accused hacking attacks on u.s. targets is flawed. now in a statement released, it conclusion tying it to a secret chinese military unit working out of shanghai were wrong. they say merely linking the i p addresses to the facility is not technical proof. >>> according to the city report, cafes double as illegal gambling operations because they sell to sweep steaks games landlords are working to shut down the operations and the moratorium is giving them time to decide whether they need to rezone the areas. >>> if it does not act, it should take affect march 21. >>> many are now on the line and the president said the spending cuts known as the sequester would mean fewer border control agents and some cuts could also affect the economic recovery. >> i think what is likely to have, is if in fact they are removed, it will affect businesses and households who already have. >> they will return mundane they will have four days -- monday and they will have four days to reach an agreement on the cuts. >>> for somebody on the
with immigration leaders and the other with ceos of major u.s. companies. the president wants to get input on immigration reform from both sides. >>> there are fewer mexican who have become eligible and 60% of none eligible mexican have become sit sins and that's according to the center but only of% of fellow mexican have. this is a report for those not applying because of lack of english skills, not having that $680 application fee and fear of not passing the citizenship test. >>> the debate on medical marijuana is about to heat up. they are scheduled to hear arguments on whether they can ban retail dispins tries -- dispensaries for legal use. they are voting to not outlaw this. >>> they are working on changes to federal marijuana laws and coming up at 5:15 the legislation lawmakers have been working on quietly and the name change that is being introduced into the proposal. >>> it is as bad as los angeles and it ranges right near the list of cities with bad traffic. tara moriarty joins us to tell us how much time we spend stuck in traffic and how much money it costs us. >>> this is 580 th
been in talks for a year. reports say the ceo of u.s. air will run the new company. >>> a south bay neighborhood is in the middle of a unusual bomb scare. explosive material had to be blown up and why the homeowner is under arrest. >> feels like late summer. golden gate bridge peaking through. highs today mid-60s. we have 70s around the corner. when they occur and where. and almost anywhere. why would you want a tv in the closet? [ both laugh ] ♪ [ fancy voice ] brilliant idea, darling. ♪ [ female announcer ] the wireless receiver. get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible. >>> following breaks news. a crop duster crashed near winters and interstate 505. it was reported in the past hour. the fire department is one of the agencies responding to the scene. we are working to get more details and we will update you as more information comes in. >>> in santa clara a they continue to search for explosive materials. ktvu's robert handa is live at the house where investigators have been searching and finding dangerous chemicals and
of the u.s. anti doping agency has asked the justice department to join a whistle-blower lawsuit against cyclist lance armstrong. the justice department has not yet said if it plans to join the case. all of this comes just a day after armstrong announced that he would not answer questions under oath before u.s. anti doping officials. >>> the flu shot isn't giving seniors much protection. federal health officials say it is only proven 9% effective for people 65 and older. health fishes say they are disappointed with the shots effectiveness but they are still recommending it saying less protection is better than none. it can also decrease the severity of symptoms. >>> ktvu's david stevenson went to reno to find out how the weapons are getting from there to here. >> reporter: nevada has seen its share of boom and bust though there's one export besides lady luck that consumers can't seem to get enough of. handguns, shotguns, and semi automatic rifles. >> probably half of the illegal weapons start coming in to san francisco and the bay area are coming out of different states. such as nevada,
. >>> the u.s. state the -- department is now involved on the search for a couple. the couple was last seen in peru. >> reporter: they are a happy couple on the vacation of a lifetime. miles away from home they were never away more than a computer away from family and friends. the couple has chronicled their travels on facebook. but the photos and status updates stopped on january 25th. >> it's upsetting. you know i'm worried about both of them. >> reporter: jamie is on extended vacation from the peddler bike shop in el cebrante where she worked and put her bike together for the road trip. those bikes are ever present in their facebook photos. posts showed their traveled to argentina, chile and peru. one of jamie's last updates noted going to lima instead of machupichu. a security message warning americans of kidnapping threats around cusco. >> what kind of warning would they see while traveling, they are within the people. they're not watching the news. >> reporter: the state department put out this poster of the missing couple. >> my greatest hope is they return on schedule unharmed. >> r
a u.s. weapon caused the fireball. the resulting sonic boom caused $33 million in damage an injured 3300 people. >>> britton's environment says it depends too much on paperwork and officials were warned in 2011 that horse meet was ill liely entering the human chain. it is found in hamburgers and also school meals. they are bracing for automatic spending cuts. kyla campbell reports from the washington d.c. newsroom, workers could lose their job, kyla in. >> reporter: there are 170,000 workers in california and we have been hearing about those automatic government spending cuts and they put it on hold until march 1st and congress is on break all of this week and when they get back, it leaves four days to come up with a plan to keep them from going into effect. more than 2 million workers are waiting to see if they could lose their jobs. >> the republican house has already voted twice to replace the president's second quester with spending cuts, they saw them on real priorities. >> they are working to include both increased tax revenue and spending cuts, if this all goes into effect, i
person sees a u.s. connection. >>> we will tell you what is fueling the spike in gas prices. >>> this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. good morning, thank you for joining us february 18th, i am pam cook. >> let's check weather and traffic, i would like yesterday's weather to stay for a while. >> yes. >> we need rain. >> we do need rain . we will get some tomorrow but not a lot. >> today is that day in between where the low clouds are already pushing inland and temperatures will be on the cool side, here is sal. >>> we will have pretty good traffic today for most commutes and this is a look at 880 southbound, 6:00 let's go back to dave and pam. >>> 6:01 we are starting with developing news, a deadly chase in san jose. one person was killed after crashing a stolen car while trying to flee from police. alex savage is at the crash scene and you have new video of that crash scene, alex? >> yes, they have taken away that suv, it was a stolen suv, the 20-year-old driver was killed in this crash and he was on the run from san jose police late last night with two teenage passengers in
. what the u.s. coast guard is telling us. >>> a big fire in san mateo county. the video you will see only on two. mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! [ mom ] don't stress. we can figure this out. ♪ [ male announcer ] get the speed to make a great first impression. call today to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. this is delicious. ♪ [ male announcer ] save the day in an instant. at&t. ♪ >>> it's an historic time at the vatican as the pope getting ready to step down and there's news from rome, plus right here in the bay area. >>> and huge flames tear through this vacant home in rohnert park overnight. no one inside. we'll tell you what investigators will be doing later on inside to try to figure out what started the fire. ♪ >> it was a night of music and movies at last night's academy awards. look at the last night's big winners and bigger moments beyond that. "mornings on 2" begins right now. ll, good morning. welcome to
at a u.s. embassy. new information coming in from turkey. >>> the latest controversy involving the san francisco 49ers and the gay community. this time it centers around the video. >>> good morning. welcome to a brand new day friday, february 1st i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. let's get a quick check of weather and traffic. let's start with steve. >> it looks good. we start off a little cold for some or not too bad for others. temperatures near 50 close to the coast and in san francisco. high pressure again says i don't think so. everything continues to go north. hazy sunshine. a lot of 60s. here is sal. >>> steve, good morning. right now traffic is looking good on 880 oakland. we are still at the point where it's not that bad for you to drive. things are about to change. this is also a look at 80 westbound coming out to the mccarthur maze. let's go back to the desk. >>> topping our news breaking news story we first told you about on the morning news at 4:30. oakland police have issued an amber alert for a missing one- year-old girl. isaza tolefree was wearing a pink shirt with b
the u.s. drones and we have information on the head of the cia. . >>> welcome back. we are listening in to president barack obama. >> didn't mock as -- for a don't mock as i as big -- don't mock as i as big as ours, whether we are leaders in government business or spreading the word, we suspend our days with open hearts and only minds to seek out the truth and to find the common ground that allows for us as a nation for people to take real and meaningful action and we have to do that humbly for nobody can know the full and encompassing mind of god. >> this is president barack obama and after this he goes to virginia to talk at their annual retreat and we are going to have more, we are listening in and we will have more comments coming up in our newscast. he will be urging us to stand united facing gun control. >>> cia faces questions after working for the cia for 25 years. they want to question brennan from water boarding to the use of armed drone strikes on suspected terrorists. >>> they are video footage from a captured u.s. drone plane. you are trying to confirm this report, kyla?
reported a $115 million loss. >>> checking in on the u.s. markets and where we start the day. slight gains yesterday with dow jones starting today at 13,944. and i'm just getting a fresh look at the futures right now. they do indicate a bit of a mixed opening. >>> the u.s. justice department is looking at suing moody. the government is likely to hold off until a similar lawsuit against rival standard and poors is tested in the courts. both ratings services are accused of inflating some mortgage bonds. >>> if you drank, how the price of alcohol could effect your life. details of a new study and how the price tag of that drink may keep some people alive. >>> and out of this world science project becomes a youtube sensation. the local students who is behind it. >>> welcome back. a houston woman is facing vehicle homicide charges in a super bowl tragedy. they were killed in a suspected drunk driving accident. it happened just outside of new orleans just hours after sunday night's super bowl. prosecutors have filed felony charges against the 26-year-old woman for the deaths of brian and alice y
will focus on jobs and the middle class. he's also expected to make a key announcement about u.s. troops in afghanistan. what bay area members of congress are looking for tonight. >> reporter: oakland congressman was the first to arrive to get an aisle seat for the state of the union. i spoke with her and other bay area lawmakers about a what they want to hear from the president tonight. he didn't give me detames about his state of the union address. he will talk about job growth and the economy. >> i want to hear about a national plan to eliminate poverty by beginning to reduce it by half in ten years. >> reporter: local representatives say creating jobs is the biggest concern for california taxpayers. >> it's jobs, it's education. they want to make sure that their kids can afford an education. that there's a job related to that education. >> reporter: president obama will call for more spending on infrastructure and manufacturing. >> they want government investing in the american work sore we can see continued growth. they don't want government to get in the way of growth right now. be
a congressional hearing on the covert u. s. drone program overseas. >> killing of children. >> members of the group code pink demonstrated in washington d. c. and delivered a petition to senator dianne feinstein's office she was not there. they want more accountability and transparency and public hearing before they move forward on john brennan's nomination. >> we think there are actually thousands of civilian cash you will 'tis. she says there's a hand full. >> let's get to the bottom of this. >> senator feinstein has rehe peteedly asked the obama administration for legal memos justifying the targeted drone killings. >>> the obama administration announced a newest to fight the theft of u. s. trade secrets from computer hackers. the american security firm says it has traced many cyber attacks to a military building outside of shanghai. they said they had nothing to do with any such attacks. >> to make speculations and groundless accusations on various purposes is unprofessional and irresponsible and does not help to solve the problem. >> attorney general eric holder said today h
an english speaking priest is working on a summary no english. we are working out to a u.s. conference of catholic bishops. so far we have not heard back. live in washington kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the u.s. state department has joined the search for an oakland couple missing in south america. jamie neil and garrett hand began a bike tour of peru in november. they kept in constant contact with family members and friends through a facebook page. but those posts abruptly stopped on january 25th when they arrived in lema. >>> memorial services are scheduled today for ten-month- old angel lagrand. sheriffs deputies found her body in a field. the discovery comes two weeks after she disappeared. her father is facing kidnapping and murder charges in her death. investigators say jesus told family members he had told family members he had take ton the baby to disney land. >>> the san jose city council is thinking about three different taxes to pay the cost of fixing roads. they include a quarter cent or half cent sales tax. they may also ask voters to approve a $295 million bond
celebrating 27 years together next month just a week before the u.s. supreme court's historic hearing. >> reporter: the new york times reveal today that at least 75 high profile republicans including meg whitman are joining together. former utah governor john huntsman did an about face writing quote, the party of lincoln should stand with our best tradition of equality and support full civil marriage for all americans. >> the justices are human and are influenced by events in politicians so i don't think this is outside the realm of things that could have an impact. >> garrett and lewis say they will be on the steps of the supreme court for hearings they hope will lead to an end for their long struggle for marriage equality. in san francisco, rita williams, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> more details now on the growing support for same-sex marriage. on thursday a group of at least 60 american companies also plan to submit a brief to the u.s. supreme court arguing that bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional. and that list includes several silican valley companies such as apple, face
. >>> this is new video out of turkey. these are u.s. patriot missile batteries. turkey asked nato for the anti- aircraft system to help defend itself during the civil war in neighboring syria. 400 u.s. troops are assigned to the patriot missile. >>> in a 16-page u.s. justice department report attorneys for the obama administration write it would be lawful to kill a u.s. citizen if a lie-level government official decides the target is a member of al qaeda who also poses a threat to the u.s. it's the most detailed analysis yet to be made public regarding the obama legal team's views about the lawfulness of killing an american citizen without a trial. >>> a new report claims more than 50 nations were involved in torturing terrorism suspects in the years following the 911 attacks. that report was released today by the open society justice initiative. it's a human rights organization. the report says 54 nations hosted cia locations where prisoners faced harsh interrogation methods, including torture. those nations, according to the report, included egypt, libya and syria. >>> well, a bill to improv
of the conclave. roger mahony was strip of his duties last month at the largest catholic in the u.s. that was after documents show mahoney and other search officials hid accusations against child-molesting priests. >> mahoney is the flavor of the month. this case is very recent. but there may be others who also had some problems with the administration of sexual abuse cases in their diocese. >> the papal conclave is expected to meet sometime in march. 117 cardinals will have to agree on a two-thirds majority to elect the new pope. yesterday, mahoney posted a tweet indicating he will take part in the conclave. >>> and we're hearing that an american cardinal is considered one of the possible candidates for the new pope. shawn o'malley has been mentioned frequently in the italian press. there's never been an american pope. in fact, they've all been european. this time around, cardinals from africa and south are also being talked about -- south america are also being talked about as candidates. >>> jesse jackson, junior and his wife are expected to plead guilty to misusing campaigns. pr
it conducted a nuclear test tonight. u.s. officials had suspected that an earthquake a few hours ago was actually an underground explosion. this is north korea's third nuclear test. pyongyang had been threatening to conduct it for weeks. the international nuclear test ban organization calls north korea's testing a clear threat to international peace and security. >>> president obama is set to deliver his state of the union address tomorrow night before a joint session of congress. the president plans to focus on the economy. he's expected to call for more government investment in education and infrastructure while also acknowledging the need to reduce the deficit with new taxes and budget cuts. the white house also says his top priorities are the same as they have been, creating jobs and growing the middle class. >>> apple ceo tim cook is one of the invited guests. he's expected to watch the state of the union with the first lady. last year she was joined by steve jobs' widow. the first lady has also invited military families and victims of gun violence. our live coverage of the stat
and point 6 was allegedly senator hagel said that the u.s. state department was an adjunct of the israeli foreign minister's office, which i think would be breath taking if he said that, had such a view and i got a letter back from senator hagel, in response to my question, did you say that and do you believe that, and, the letter says he did not recall saying that and disavowed that statement. >> chris: is that enough for you? >> well if that is true, that would end the matter because he previously said in a book the jewish lobby intimidates members of congress, particularly the u.s. senate and makes us -- pushes us to make very bad decisions. if the second statement were true, he said, the secretary of state's office is under the control of the israeli foreign ministers, those two together, would edge our view of the israe israeli-u.s. relationship way out. >> chris: democrats say you are playing politics with national security. here's what president obama said. >> president barack obama: it is just unfortunate that this kind of politics intrudes at a time when i'm still presiding over
district, the outer mission and then downtown. bringing total to 22. last year, the u.s. justice department warned letters to landlords warning of a crackdown. since then, eight clubs have been closed. we're live in san francisco, i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, tara. >>> today, the battle over marijuana marijuana will take a -- over medical marijuana will take a different turn. they are expected to introduce legislation to make this a state issue, not a federal issue. supporters say recent state ballot measures to legalize pot prove it is time to end the 75- year old prohibition. >> school officials in alabama are planning a big birthday celebration for a little boy rescued from an underground bunker. authorities stormed the urge abouter and the boy was -- the bunker and the boy was rescued. the big celebration will also honor that bus driver who protected almost two dozen other children from the gunman. >> we want to celebrate the life of charles poland, a true hero. he will forever be remembered as a true hero and when all of the information is released, the nation
. >>> breaking news about the u.s. postal service, we will learn about cuts in the past ten minutes. >>> a girl is found dead, including one that was taken before she was last seen. >>> and a camel gets loose, they are trying to get it back home and we will tell you about the problems they are having. it is all coming up on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, thank you for waking up with us, i am pam cook. >> it is much cloudier than previous days, but for now let's go to steve paulson. >> we will be talking about some really cold air coming in on friday but highs are mainly in the 50s with a few touching 60s, here is sal. >>> for the most part we have nice looking traffic all over the place, this is a nice look driving through the called cod -- called cod ton anybody -- caldecott tunnel. in just a moment we will have another update, for now let's go back to the desk. >>> the u.s. postal service says they plan to stop delivering mail on saturdays. the postal service will continue delivering packages during the week. the move is expected to start in august and it is ex
that are effected that fly to the east coast include united, american, dealt starks u.s. air and virgin american. we also checked with other cities as well. we found out that other cities include chicago and pittsburgh. you might want to check with them as will. we spoke to one passenger who said he won't be leaving until sunday. >> it is frustrating but nothing we can do about it. right? just-yeah, i mean make the best of it, it is nice, so just kind of enjoy it for a few days. >> and again if you were headed to those locations airport officials say it is just important to keep track of your flight through your airline. now we did check with other airlines as well. i just got done speaking with a spokesperson over at oakland international airport. he tells me a flight heading to new york around 10:45 tonight from jet blue was cancelled. i just got done speaking with them, she tells me that was cancelled as well, but always keep track of that. it is a big headache there. brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> a flight there made an emergency landing in ireland this morning. the pilot
of 2012. >>> 18 years after leaving the u.s. market, alfa romeo is coming back. all fiat dealerships will have a chance to sell the sports car later this year. the 4-c makes its debut at the geneva motor show next month. it will be available in the u.s. later this year and more models are expected by 2016. >>> love is in the air at the california academy of sciences in san francisco. this day before valentine's day, they gave out heart-shaped valentine's to the colony of african penguins. each of the valentine's have handwritten messages from academy visitors. the penguins accepted them with their beaks and took them back to their nest. the penguins will either offer them to their mates or use the hearts to line their nests. >>> today on channel 2 news at 5:00, a couple of political odd couples. find out what brings a republican governor to the area. >>> thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. we'll see you at the next break. we're always here on ktvu.com. [ male announcer ] tender sirloin and a succulent lobster tail... for an incredible $16.99. share the love this valentine's,
the average person is expected to spend this valentine's day. >>> after a strong start in january, u.s. stock markets drifted sideways. renewed worries about europe today, overshadowed and encouraging weekly jobless report. stocks slipping between slight gains and losses. taking a live look at the big board, the dow is flat at 13,982. the nasdaq is up 3. s&p up 2. >>> the numbers are in for new home sales in january. according to research firm dataquick about 5500 homes were sold in the bay area last month. that's up more than 3% from january of last year. the medium price for a home in the bay area was 415,000, up more than 27% from last january's price. these are the strongest sales numbers in six years. researchers say the market is still far from normal. >>> it is official. american airlines and u.s. airways have merged to become the world's largest airline. the announcement of the $11 billion deal was made this morning. the newly-formed airline will keep the american airlines name. some analysts say the new company will provide better service since few of their current roots overlap and
. someone robbed a u.s. bank in roanoke park around 10:30 yesterday morning. and then a u.s. bank in santa rosa was robbed. the suspect appears to be the same individual. he is described as latino. he also matches the description from a robbery at a chase bank in santa rosa two weeks ago. >>> santa clara man accused of having explosives and threatening a public official is making court appearance. they found weapons and bomb making materials at everett bashams home. they have been add his home around the clock since tuesday. he is also accused of sending a threatening e-mail to state senator. >> stated he was a trained sniper and his e-mail detailed in a specific way certain weapons that he possessed and exactly how he was going to kill me. >> yee says the threat will not prevent him from addressing issues surrounding gun violence and under scores the need to address the problem. those that received vouchers at marin county buy back will be able to retrieve them today. the district attorneys office ended up handed out $70,000 worth of vouchers. those vouchers can be cashed in from 11:00 a.
for cargo ships that sail under the bay bridge. the u.s. coast guard just imposed a new rule that bans large vessels from sailing under the bridge in foggy conditions. the regulation only affects ships that head out to sea. it does not apply to vessels coming in to port. the ban is in response to an accident last month during which a cargo ship sideswiped the bay bridge in foggy conditions. >>> vallejo police say a high- speed chase this morning ended with the suspect's car crashing into a light pole. the chase began in vallejo and ended in martinez at franklin canyon road. investigators say the suspect hit speeds up to 110 miles an hour on eastbound highway 4. officers deployed spike strips to stop the car. they say the driver tried to flee. but officers were able to quickly apprehend him. police say a female passenger suffered minor injuries. no word if she was taken into custody. >>> san francisco police say a suspected car thief is behind bars this noontime, after leading officers on a wild chase during which gunfire erupted. police say last night's chase ended when the suspect caused a
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